Children’s Crossroads Cowl Pattern

I am pleased to announce the last pattern release in my Crossroads Collection (at least for now), the Children’s Crossroads Cowl. Inspired by my Crossroads Scarf and my Crossroads Cozy, I designed a cowl with the wee little ones in mind.

Like my Crossroads Cozy and the Adult Crossroads Cowl, I have used the link stitch and crossed double crochet stitch, joined and worked in the round from bottom up. I hope you’ll agree that the Children’s Crossroads Cowl will make a great project and gift for those little ones in your life!

The small child sized Crossroads Cowl is available for free here on my blog. You can find my photo tutorial for the link stitch here and joining the link stitch here! If you prefer all the information and tips at your fingertips, I have included both photo tutorials in the paid pattern pdf for the Crossroads Cowl which is available in my Ravelry store! Enjoy!

Worsted weight (4) yarn
Yardage: 75-100 yards
6 mm or any hook needed to obtain gauge

Pattern Notes
Advanced Beginner
Written in US crochet terms
Finished Size: 21″ Circumference; Flat Lay 10.5″ wide and 5″ tall
Gauge: 4×4 = 14 sts and rows 1-10

Stitch/stitches (st/sts)
Chain (ch)
Single crochet (SC)
Double crochet (DC)
Round(s) (rds)
Foundation Single Crochet (FSC)

Before You Start
Pattern is crocheted in the round and is worked from bottom up.
Ch 1 does not count as a stitch.
Ch 3 does count as a stitch.

Small Children’s Crossroads Cowl Pattern Instructions

Ch 72, join to 1st chain and continue working round 1. (Be careful not to twist)

Alternatively, FSC 72, join to 1st FSC and skip round 1.(Be careful not to twist)

Round 1: ch 1, SC in each chain around, join. (72 SC)

Round 2: ch 3, DC in last st of round, * skip stitch, DC next stitch, DC skipped stitch, repeat from * around, join to top of ch 3. (36 crosses, 72 DC)

Round 3: ch 1, SC in each st around, join. (72 SC)

Round 4: ch 3, link stitch in each st around, join. (72 link stitches)

Rounds 5-8: Repeat rounds 1-4 once.

Rounds 9-11: Repeat rounds 1-3 once.

Fasten off with invisible join. Weave in ends.

Congratulations, your Children’s Crossroads Cowl is complete!

I would love to see your projects on Instagram or Facebook by tagging @owensvillachick or Owens Villa Chick and using the hashtag #crossroadscowl #ovcdesigns and #owensvillachickdesigns.


A special thank you to my testers for making this pattern amazing!

Check out the lovely Children’s Crossroads Cowl’s they created!

Until next time, Happy Crocheting!



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